Dallas: WWII planes crash in mid-air – six dead

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WWII planes crash in mid-air – six dead

World War II Planes Collide at Dallas Air Show

A tragic accident occurred during the “Wings Over Dallas” air show in the Texas city of Dallas. Two planes collided mid-flight and then crashed. Spectators on the ground were not injured.

Two planes collided and crashed during an air show in Texas on Saturday. The accident, which killed six, took place in Dallas during a World War II air show.

NAfter two World War II planes collided at an air show in Dallas, Texas, six people died, authorities confirmed Sunday. Spectators on the ground were not injured, however, Mayor Eric Johnson wrote on Twitter.

Crew members were on board the two planes that collided in mid-air and then crashed, the organizer said. It was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra fighter. There were up to five people in the first machine, and only the pilot in the second.

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Videos in the media and social networks show the fast fighter crashing sideways on the four-engine Boeing, which disintegrates and then both machines fall to the ground. Then there is an explosion and a fireball. In addition to the FAA, the US Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also investigating the accident.

The accident happened during a World War II commemorative show that attracted some 4,000 visitors. On Friday, the United States celebrated Veterans Day, a holiday honoring veterans.

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The organizer told reporters that he could not explain the accident. Neither machine would have performed any risky maneuvers. The planes are also carefully maintained. The pilots used are highly experienced and come from commercial aviation or the military. “There is a very rigorous process of assessment and training,” he added.

The event, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, was canceled after the accident.

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